• Catherine Vastanensis
• Catherine of Vadstena
Fourth of the eight children of Saint Bridget of Sweden and Ulf Gudmarsson. Educated at the convent of Riseberg. Married by arrangement at age 13 to the pious German noble Eggart von Kürnen. Soon after their marriage, both she and her husband took vows of chastity and continence. Travelled to Rome, Italy in c.1350 to be with her mother. Widowed soon after.
For the next 25 years the two women used Rome as a base for a series of pilgrimages, including one to Jerusalem. When home, they spent their days in prayer and meditation, working with the poor, and teaching them religion. They each had to fend off the unwanted advances of local men, including young lords; during one of these, a wild hind came to Catherine's defense, chasing off the troublesome, would-be suitor.
When Bridget died, Catherine took her body back to Sweden, burying it at the convent of the Order of the Holy Savior (Brigittines) at Vadstena. Catherine became superior of the Order, and served as abbess. Wrote a devotional work entitled Sielinna Troëst (Consolation of the Soul), but no copies have survived. Attained papal approval of the Brigittine Order in 1375. Worked for the canonization of her mother.
1331 in Sweden
• 24 March 1381 of natural causes
• relics translated to Vadstena, Sweden in 1488
1484 (cultus confirmed) by Pope Innocent VIII
• against abortions
• against miscarriages
• Brigittine abbess with a hind at her side
• Brigittine holding a lily
• Brigittine dressing a poor man's wounds
• Brigittine being brought Communion on her death bed
medals and pendants
Second of seven children born to Santo Romero and Guadaleupe de Jesus Galdamez. Ordained on 4 April 1942 in Rome, Italy. Parish priest of Anamoros, La Union, El Salvador in 1943. Secretary to the diocese of San Miguel, El Salvador in 1944. Auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, El Salvador and titular bishop of Tambeae on 25 April 1970. A conservative man and cleric by nature, he was at odds with many of the area priests who were opposed the repressive El Salvadorian government, and who were aligned with leftist ideologies. Bishop of Santiago de Maria, El Salvador on 15 October 1974. Archbishop of San Salvador on 3 February 1977. By this point Romero had come to realize that the ruling class had no concern for the condition of the rest of the population, and was determined to violently repress any opposition. He was out-spoken the cause of the poor and oppressed, and always within the confines of his vocation. Martyr.
15 August 1917 in Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, El Salvador
shot by a government-affiliated death squad on the morning of 24 March 1980 in the chapel of La Divina Providencia Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador while celebrating Mass
• 23 May 2015 by Pope Francis
• recognition celebrated at Plaza Divino Salvador del Mundo, San Salvador, El Salvador, Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Causes of the Saints, chief celebrant
Caritas Internationalis (chosen 17 May 2015)
• Bertha de Bardi
• Bertha de'Alberti
• Bertha d'Alberti
• Bertha of Cavriglia
1st Sunday in August (Montano and Cavriglia, Italy)
Daughter of Lothario di Ugo, Count of Vernio. Vallombrosan Benedictine nun at the Saint Felicitas convent in Florence, Italy. Worked with Blessed Qualdo Galli. Reforming abbess of the convent of Santa Maria de Cavriglia in Fiesole, Italy in 1153; she served there for her final ten years during which the house grew in numbers and reputation for spirituality. She set such an example for other Vallombrosan leaders that she is considered the founder of the female branch.
c.1106 on the family estate in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
• Easter Sunday, 6 April 1163 at Fiesole, Italy of natural causes
• relics translated to the high altar of the church in Cavriglia, Italy in 1731
• Montano, Italy
• Cavriglia, Italy
• Giovanni Bonello Botegoni
• John Bottegoni
• John of the Staff
• John of the Club
Born to a wealthy farm family, the youngest of five children of Bonello and Superla Botegoni. He was sent to study in Bologna, Italy. There he developed a sore on his leg that became so badly infected that he walked with a staff the rest of his life, leading to the name by which he is best known. Benedictine monk c.1230; he lived in a small cell and wore the cowl for 60 years. Spiritual student of Saint Silvester Gozzolini at Monte Fano, Italy. Ordained late in life, he was a sought after spiritual teacher, especially to his brother monks.
c.1200 in Paterno, Italy
• 24 March 1290 at the hermitage of Monte Fano, Italy of natural causes
• interred in the church of Saint Benedict in Fabriano, Italy
• the only church known dedicated to him is in Talangama, Sri Lanka
29 August 1772 by Pope Clement XIV (cultus confirmed)
• Apostle of Our Lady, the Mother of the Good Shepherd
• Apostle of the Blessed Trinity
• Didacus of Cádiz
• Francisco José López-Caamaño García-Pérez
Joined the Capuchin Order in Seville, Spain in 1759. Missionary throughout Spain, primarily in Andalusia. Spent most of his pastoral time in the confessional. Member of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity.
30 March 1747 in Cádiz, Seville, Spain as Francisco José López-Caamaño García-Pérez
<• 24 March 1801 in Ronda, Malaga, Spain of natural causes
• interred in the sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace church in Ronda, Spain
22 April 1894 by Pope Leo XIII
• Aldemar of Capua
• Aldemar of Bucchhianico
• Aldemaro, Aldemario
Monk at Monte Cassino Abbey. Spiritual director of a convent at Capua, Italy, a house founded by princess Aloara. Known as a miracle worker. A dispute developed between the princess and Aldemar's abbot; she wanted him to stay, the abbot wanted him back at Monte Cassino. To escape the dispute, Aldemar moved to Boiana, Italy but fled after some one involved in the argument tried to kill him. He founded a monastery at Bocchignano, Italy which became the motherhouse for several area monasteries.
985 in Capua, Italy
• c.1080 in Bucchianico, Italy of natural causes
• buried in the church of Saint Urban in Bucchianico, Italy
• tomb desecrated and his relics scattered in 1799 by invading French troops
• relics later recovered and placed in the altar dedicated to him in the church Saint Urban in Bucchianico
• Camin of Inniskeltra
• Caminus of Lough Derg
• Cammin of Inniskeltra
Son of Dima and Cuman; related to the kings of Leinster, Ireland and half-brother of Guare, king of Connaught, Ireland. Little is known of his early life, but he was well educated. Hermit at Inniskeltra (Inish-Keltra), Lough Derg where his reputation for holiness attracted students. With Saint Senan of North Wales, he founded a monastery and a chapel, known as Tempul-Cammin, on the island of the Seven Churches; it was raided by the Danes several times, was occupied over 350 years, and some of its ruins survive today. Wrote a commentary on the Psalms, and a piece of it in his own hand-writing has survived. Reported miracle worker.
653 of natural causes
Hildelid, Hildelida, Hildelitha, Hildeltha, Hildilid, Hildelitba
• 7 March (translation of relics)
• 23 September (translation of relics)
Anglo-Saxon princess; she was well educated, very cultured, and could read Latin. Spent most of her youth in France. Nun at Chelles and Faremoutiers-en-Brie, France. Recalled to England by Saint Erconwald to train his sister, Saint Ethelburga of Barking. Friend of Saint Cuthburgh of Wimborne. When Ethelburga became abbess of Barking Abbey, Hildelith stayed as a nun, and eventually served as abbess there herself. Much admired by Saint Aldhelm of Sherborne, Saint Bede the Venerable and Saint Boniface. Visionary.
c.712 of natural causes
• Clotilde Micheli
• Maria Serafina del Sacro Cuore di Gesu Micheli
• Seraphina Micheli
Founder the Institute of the Sisters of the Angels on 28 June 1891 devoted to adoration of the Holy Trinity, similar to the life of the angels. There were 15 houses founded during her lifetime, and today they work in Italy, Brazil, Indonesia, Benin and the Philippines.
11 September 1849 in Imér, Trent, Italy
24 March 1911 in Faicchio, Benevento, Italy
28 May 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI
• Bertrada the Pius
• Bertrada la Pia
• Bertha, Berta
Married to King Pepin the Short. Queen of the Franks. Mother of Blessed Charlemagne. Her life was overshadowed by her illustrious husband and her son, and most details about her have been lost.
• 12 July 783 of natural causes
• buried in Saint-Denis, France
• Aedh mac Carthin
• Macartin, MacCartain, MacCarthen, MacCarthius
Friend and disciple of Saint Patrick. Uncle of Saint Brigid. Missionary with Patrick through pagan Ireland. Consecrated as the first bishop of Clogher, Ireland by Patrick in 454. Converted the father of Saint Tigernach of Clogher. Miracle worker.
5th century Ireland
c.505 of natural causes
Clogher, Ireland, diocese of
Spiritual student of Saint Viator of Bergamo. Third bishop of Brescia, Italy c.84 where he served for 30 years. Imprisoned, tortured and executed for his faith in the persecutions of Trajan. Martyr.
• relics re-discovered in the 15th century
• relics enshrined in the church of Saint Afra
20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs
Priest in the diocese of Meath, Ireland. Martyr.
martyred on 24 March 1606 near Trim, Meath, Ireland
27 September 1992 by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy
Abbot. He died and was raised to life through the prayers of Saint Dageus. Archbishop of Cashel, Ireland.
6th century of natural causes
Pigmentius, Pigmène, Pimenius
Priest in Rome, Italy. Tutor to the young Julian the Apostate. Martyed by order of Julian.
drowned in the Tiber River in 362
Hermit on the mountain now Slieve-Donard, Ireland after his memory.
Maghera, County Down, Ireland
Brother of Saint Romulus. Martyr.
Priest in Rome, Italy. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.
c.300 in Rome, Italy
Martyr. Mentioned by Pope Pius I in a letter to the bishop of Vienne, Gaul.
c.148 in Rome, Italy
Third century bishop of Synnada, Phrygia.
man standing between a mitre and a suit of armor
Martyr. Mentioned by Pope Pius I in a letter to the bishop of Vienne, Gaul.
c.148 in Rome, Italy
• Bernulf of Asti
• Bernolfo of...
Bishop of Mondovi, Italy.
Brother of Saint Secundus. Martyr.
Priest in Rome, Italy. Martyr.
Bishop of Catania, Italy.
A group of Christians murdered for their faith in Africa, date unknown. The only details about their that survive are the names - Aprilis, Autus, Catula, Coliondola, Joseph, Rogatus, Salitor, Saturninus and Victorinus.
A group of Christians martyred together in the persecutions of Diocletian. We know little else but six of their names - Agapius, Alexander, Dionysius, Pausis, Romulus and Timolaus.
beheaded in 303 at Caesarea, Palestine
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